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Investment Strategy

Hermes taking over the world, one boutique at a time

Hermes Fund Managers, the investment management arm of the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) in the UK, is following the lead of OMERS in Canada and QIC in Australia by branching beyond the province of its principal client with the aim of being a funds manager for pension funds globally. Hermes’ head of investment, Saker Nusseibeh, […]
Investment Strategy

Hermes taking over the world, one boutique at a time

Hermes Fund Managers, the investment management arm of the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) in the UK, is following the lead of OMERS in Canada and QIC in Australia by branching beyond the province of its principal client with the aim of being a funds manager for pension funds globally. Hermes’ head of investment, Saker Nusseibeh, […]
Hedge Funds

CalPERS to confront messy absolute return portfolio

Wilshire’s annual review of the US$190 billion CalPERS’ internal risk managed absolute return strategies (RMARS) has revealed a number of anomalies compared with its other global equity investments, including an over-reliance on quantitative tools and inadequate staff compensation incentives. In addition, an examination of the underlying investments in six of the hedge fund-offunds (hedge FoF) […]
Hedge Funds

CalPERS to confront messy absolute return portfolio

Wilshire’s annual review of the US$190 billion CalPERS’ internal risk managed absolute return strategies (RMARS) has revealed a number of anomalies compared with its other global equity investments, including an over-reliance on quantitative tools and inadequate staff compensation incentives. In addition, an examination of the underlying investments in six of the hedge fund-offunds (hedge FoF) […]
Investment Strategy

Ratings agencies prompt fund to launch pension

The $235 million OAMPS Superannuation is expecting to launch its new allocated pension in October, having worked with its administrator AAS to build a product that would complement the super fund. The pension stream product will offer members six investment options, compared to 10 for the super fund, and charge slightly lower fees than the […]
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